So the question of the day is: are you addicted to worrying? Today we are talking about worrying, and more specifically, why we should all just stop it. Stop worrying about everything. Because we do that — we have this tendency to worry all the time about everything — and it really has become almost like an addiction for so many of us. We know how bad it is for us, and all know how useless it is… and yet we do it anyway.
Why is that, I wonder? It’s not like worrying ever fixed any real problem or made anything better in any way. And all our fussing and fretting over the future isn’t going to do anything to improve that future; all it does is make us miserable in the present and attract more stuff for us to worry about.
It’s just so easy sometimes to get sucked into negativity spirals where the big things in our lives are concerned. The more importance we attach to something, the more we seem to worry about it, and the bigger those worries seem to get, until we’ve gotten ourselves in full-fledged panic mode, imagining all the worse possible outcomes to the situation and freaking ourselves out over how we will ever possibly be able to deal with it.
But the thing is, most of those fears that we’ve dredged up out of the darkest little corners of our minds will never, ever come to pass. They are doomsday scenarios that really aren’t, and never were, in the realm of possibility. We get ourselves stressed out and panicked for no good reason whatsoever. All because of our irrational habit of obsessing over what the worst possible thing that could happen might be.
Mark Twain apparently said once that “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” And how true is that? How often have you gotten yourself all worked up about something that never ended up happening? It happens like that all the time.
So what if we turned all that worrying on its head…
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